Social and emotional abilities are important life skills. These life skills are critical to student development; and as school is where students spend most of their time, it is worth considering if this is the best environment for them to learn them. So, what exactly is social and emotional learning? And how can you help your students reap its benefits?
Plato once said that “If men learn this, it will implant forgetfulness in their souls; they will cease to exercise memory because they rely on that which is written, calling things to remembrance no longer from within themselves, but by means of external marks. What you have discovered is a recipe not for memory, but for reminder”. Given that he was talking about writing things down with pen on paper, technology in education has certainly come a long way.
The digital age is well and truly upon us. We have recently seen a spike in the introduction of technology in schools. Whilst students may have previously hidden their electronics from their teachers, many are now being encouraged to bring and use them in class as learning tools. So, how does the integration of education and technology work? And how is it affecting our students?